April is Irritable Bowel Syndrome Month. As the multitude of bowel condition sufferers would agree, a holistic perspective makes a difference in quality of life.
Seasonal allergies can cause a great deal of discomfort with non-native plants and trees, temperature changes, and winds carrying pollen. As far back as the 2nd century BC, Oriental medicine (OM) techniques such as acupuncture, herbs, and dietary recommendations have been used to provide relief from the environment and create balance in the body. Today we know that acupuncture can modulate levels of cytokines and anti-inflammatory mediators as well as regulate the immune system’s overall response when too weak or overly active. OM has a very low risk of side effects when performed by a licensed practitioner.
Athletes and exercise enthusiasts can improve the quality of their workouts and recovery capabilities by following Oriental Medicine guidelines.
Friday is almost here! You know what that means? ACUPUNCTURE HAPPY HOUR AT THE AUSTIN BODYWORKER! We know you’ve had a busy week and could really use some quality relaxation time, so I and fellow acupuncturist Aaron Winning are offering a special acupuncture event just for you on Friday, August 17th from 5-7 p.m. Grab … Continue reading Acupuncture Happy Hour
Benefits that athletes and weekend warriors gain from acupuncture and Oriental medicine treatments include injury prevention and recovery, decreased pain, improved mental state and clarity of mind, improved flexibility and ROM, faster recovery time, decreased inflammation and overall enhanced performance.
Part two of a two part series Traditional Chinese Medicine explains in its own manner the theories and pathologies of endometriosis. Endometriosis does not have a common name in TCM, rather its signs and symptoms are a combination of disease categories within Chinese medicine, but it may be referred to as Neiyi or internal lump. … Continue reading Endometriosis in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM)
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) views health as a balance between our internal and external environments. It seeks to achieve balance via integrative modalities such as acupuncture, herbal formulas, Tui Na, moxibustion, cupping, gua sha, mind-body exercise and nutritional and lifestyle guidance. Acupuncture, like other TCM treatments, facilitates the body's innate healing abilities. It involves the insertion of fine, … Continue reading Acupuncture